Jaakko Eino Kalevi

Combining synth-pop, folk, funk, and psych-rock into trippy experimental pop, multi-instrumentalist Jaako Eino Kalevi grew up in Jyväskylä, a city in central Finland.

He began making music as a boy after discovering Dream Theater's prog-metal and hip-hop, teaching himself how to play guitar and use beat-making software before exploring reggae, disco, techno, and more. Kalevi issued a string of releases reflecting his omnivorous musical taste, including 2010's coldwave-inspired album Modern Life and 2013's hazy, fittingly named Dreamzone EP. The following year, he released the disco homage Yin Yang Theatre, an EP on DJ Tim Sweeney's Beats in Space label. His 2015 self-titled album arrived via the Domino imprint Weird World. ~ Heather Phares, Rovi